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The Life of a Five Gallon Water Bottle

Single-use bottled water has gained a less than stellar reputation in recent years. For starters, it is wasteful. The bottles are piling up in landfills and contaminating our oceans. Also, those corporations calling the shots are drying up water aquifers right where they are needed most.

I am always amazed at the extreme answers to the single-use bottled water controversy. Bans and protesting leave unanswered questions and short-sighted. What if I can’t drink from my tap? Is one to be criticized for enjoying the taste of a refreshing alternative to soda? Is one to be judged for their contaminated pipes, forcing them to find an alternative?

There is a sustainable water bottle solution that will satisfy both sides; you can have your water and drink it too. Without bans. Without guilt. Without skewed facts. Meet our friend, the 5-gallon eco-friendly water jug.

5 gallon water jug in front of water dispenser

Our Five Gallon Sustainable Water Bottle

The 5-gallon water bottle is the backbone of our company. Clevelander’s have been enjoying the pure water in this format since 1897. The best part is, you (the consumer) can enjoy a trustworthy and healthy source of hydration without any remorse.

The life of a 5-gallon water bottle is long and arduous, but, these tough guys stay the course providing you with pure, fresh water without fail time and time again. We are proud to have a sustainable water bottle that considers the environment and the needs of our clients.

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The Journey of Our Five Gallon Water Bottle

Our water bottles begin their lives in Pennsylvania, making their way to Cleveland via semi-truck landing at our dock doors ready for the start of their journey. They are inspected, sanitized, and filled within 48 hours. From there, they are taken on a carefully planned local route within our delivery area and handed off to their new owner, or more appropriately, the borrower.

You see, 5-gallon bottles are not one and done, they are returnable. It’s one of the ways our eco-friendly water bottle makes the right impact on your thirst and the environment. Once Joe Water Drinker finishes every last drop through his/her water dispenser, our bottle once again finds its way back to our shop via the same route. After a thorough inspection, testing, and sanitization, it is filled, sealed, and back out the doors. Our sustainable water bottles are re-used so you can enjoy your water cooler without any guilt or remorse.

This journey occurs dozens of times until the eco-friendly water bottle finally reaches the point of retirement. At this time, the container is placed in our on-site plastic bailer to be compressed and packaged for a local recycling company. I should mention the bottle caps, and the cardboard that the bottles come in are bailed and recycled, as well — resulting in zero waste! Our customers can feel comfortable knowing our sustainable water bottles make a difference for their thirst and the local environment.


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The moral of the story is using 5-gallon bottled water is a sustainable method of bottled water delivery. I am confident that supplying this alternative rather than banning choices is a far more effective way to reduce our impact.

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